Greatest Rufus Wainwright Songs

The songs that best display Rufus Wainwright's incredible voice and breath-taking talent at songwriting. Unfortunately my 'favourites' list covered 24 songs so these are the 10 I selected.

The Top Ten

1 Dinner at Eight Dinner at Eight V 1 Comment
2 Go or Go Ahead Go or Go Ahead

Powerful and heart-wrenching; this song really gets to me every time. It's so sad.

Beautiful moving and powerful

Close your eyes and let this song take you on a journey

The build, oh the build

3 Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk V 1 Comment
4 Going to a Town Going to a Town

A very timely and moving song

This song is near perfection.

This Song really makes me cry.

Pure Rufus = Pure Sonic Beauty = Going to a Town
Thanks Rufus!

5 Natasha Natasha

The greatest 'love song' ever written. Makes me cry it's so beautiful.

6 The Art Teacher The Art Teacher
7 Beauty Mark Beauty Mark

On the first beats of that drum I was hooked to this song. Pure genius.

8 Hallelujah Hallelujah

A song about sadness. A true work of art this song is.

9 Coeur de Parisienne

Amazing, improvisional piano and the melody with the French lyrics sends shivers down my spine.

10 Little Sister Little Sister

This has the most amazing orchestral part ever written for a modern song, in my opinion.

The Newcomers

? The One You Love The One You Love

I choose this one because it is my third favourite song from Rufus. Memphis Skyline is a masterpiece and does not even show on this list. Same goes for April Fools!

Passion personified...

? California California
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The Contenders

11 Poses Poses
12 14th Street 14th Street
13 Nobody's Off the Hook Nobody's Off the Hook

The string quartet has the most beautiful harmonies and Rufus' voice and choice of lyrics are simply stunning.

14 One Man Guy One Man Guy

I love this song so much. Everyone should listen to it.

15 In a Graveyard In a Graveyard

So slow, sad and meaningful. Rufus does sorrow so beautifully.

16 Release the Stars Release the Stars

One of his most incredible, big songs. It was really amazing live, as well.

17 Memphis Skyline Memphis Skyline

This song is an incredible piece of passion. A song for the much missed Jeff Buckley. Having his way with the piano, Rufus puts us into an emotion that few would want to ever leave.

18 April Fools April Fools

Such a fun song that everyone can learn to sing to. One that should never be unmentioned.

19 Bitter Tears Bitter Tears

Why is this not on anyone's top ten of his songs? I love it!

20 Vibrate Vibrate
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List StatsUpdated 20 Feb 2017

200 votes
23 listings
8 years, 282 days old

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2. California
3. The One You Love
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